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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
The following people accidentally shot themselves recently:
–Joey Lujan, 22, shot himself in the head trying to show that his gun wasn’t loaded (Rialto, Calif., December).
–Abran Godoy, 20, shot himself while tucking his gun into his waistband after a robbery (King City, Calif., November).
–A 20-year-old man shot himself in a femoral artery while showing off for friends (Salt Lake City, November).
— Latie Whitley, 34, shot himself in the face while allegedly robbing a delicatessen (New York City, December).
–Jeffrey Wagner, 22, shot himself while tucking his gun into his waistband after showing it to a friend (Dayton, Ohio, January).
— Lance Cole, 24, won $2,500 in damages from the police after an officer kicked him in the groin two days after he had shot himself in the genitals (St. Louis, Mo., January).
According to a January Associated Press dispatch, an outfit called Rent-a-Priest supplies independent Catholic clergy to perform mass and communion on board cruise ships, even though the reason some are independent is that they’re no longer in good standing. (The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said it has begun to screen out unqualified candidates for cruise line jobs.)
Farmington Hills, Mich., elementary school teacher Nancy Seaman, 52, on trial for murdering her husband, said it was self-defense, even though a reported autopsy said he had been stabbed 21 times and struck with a hatchet 15 times. (She was convicted in December.)
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